Support our research

Dani Sweetnam
The neuroscience graduate program at the University of Victoria developed out of the desire to grow research-based graduate training at UVic and the overwhelming need to address the neurological health issues facing our population today.

How your gift helps

Donations support our students and faculty in their mission to produce internationally recognized advances in neuroscience knowledge. Funding can take many forms, such as:

  • Graduate scholarships and fellowships, which allow outstanding students to concentrate on their specialty. Graduate students play an active role in the life of the university as researchers and teaching assistants.
  • Travel grants, which support students attending and presenting at conferences across Canada and internationally. The opportunity to share their research, network and collaborate with scientists from other universities is critical in advancing the quest to solve pressing neurological health issues.
  • Undergraduate research awards, which give bright and talented undergraduate students the opportunity to work in a research lab as part of a team.
  • Research funding, which aids in the recruitment and retention of the best faculty. Research funding can take several forms:
    • Endowed Chairs and Professorships
    • Matching Funds for provincial and federal partnership programs such as: NSERC (National Science and Engineering Research Council) CIHR (Canadian Institute of Health Research)

Contact information

If you are interested in donating to the neuroscience program or want more information, please contact Nicole Boulet, Development Officer, Division of Medical Sciences, at or 250-721-6102.